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The day's doings at Dolphins camp

I've had several readers and twitter followers ask me about the Dolphins lack of tackling acumen in the preseason opener and, as they saw the Bengals run an Oklahoma drill on the premier episode of Hard Knocks, they asked me why the Dolphins aren't doing that.

It's a fair question because the Dolphins know they struggled tackling the ballcarrier in the preseason opener.

"I thought the tackling was poor, very bad," defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle said Wednesday. "But it's not atypical of a lot of preseason games that I've been involved in for many, many years. I seem to recall many games where we've come right back and talked aobut how poor the tackling was."

The tackling was so bad against Dallas, the Dolphins yielded 170 rushing yards and five yards per carry. According to Coyle, 93 of those rushing yards came after a first opportunity to make a tackle failed.

"If we had made the tackle after the initial contact, we would have had a heck of a game," Coyle said. "But we didn't so I'm not making excuses."

Coyle believes the tackling issue are understandable early in the preseason.

"We've only had one true tackling experience and that was in the scrimmage the week before," he said. "So all of a sudden the speed of the game increases, the angles change a little bit and the backs are running harder than they do in practice when you're tagging them off. So we've got to be better and worked hard this week both days in practice, I don't know if you guys noticed, at doing a number of tackling drills. So during the course of the preseason I think you'll see the tackling improve. I do believe that's something we need to improve and hopefully we'll be much better at it this week."

As to the Oklahoma drill that the Bengals and other teams use, Coyle is familiar with it because he came from Cincy before joining the Dolphins.

"The Oklahoma drill is a one-shot deal," he said. "I was somewhere where it was a one-shot deal. We did it the first day of camp and everybody got one shot at it and we didn't do it again until the next training camp. There's not many teams that are going to feature that kind of contact at training camp.

"Now if it continues to be a problem, we're going to have to address it if it continues to be a problem but I don't believe it'll be a problem for us."

On to today's practice:

The Dolphins got great news in that WR Mike Wallace returned to full work for the first time since straining a groin nearly two weeks ago.

Wallace's presence was felt as Ryan Tannehill connected with the speedy receiver on a 40-yard bomb over the top of the defense and against Nolan Carroll's one-on-one coverage. The play was a TD.

One thing: I'm not sure I'd blame Carroll exclusively on the play. He had zero safety help over the top. Not a good look for the deep secondary.

Today was a much, much, much better day for Tannehill following his four-INT day on Tuesday. He only threw one interception -- to Dimitri Patterson -- and had three TD passes. So good recovery by the starting QB.

TE Michael Egnew had a very good practice. He caught three TD passes from various QBs and didn't have a drop. All his TDs were from inside the 10-yard line, suggesting a little toughness in a tight area.

Carroll, who was beaten for the deep TD, recovered with an interception of QB Pat Devlin. It was Devlin's first full practice since being knocked out of Sunday preseason opener. It wasn't necessarily a good day for him because he threw two interceptions -- to Carroll and Chris Clemons.

Practice was punctuated by a minor skirmish between the starting OL and second-team DL. Richie Incongnito and Mike Pouncey obviously had a disagreement with defensive tackle Tracy Roberts and although punches were thrown, no one seemed to be the worse for wear after the 30-second scrum.

Other highlights, lowlights, observations:

***Brian Hartline dropped two passes.

***Jared Odrick and Olivier Vernon, held out against Dallas, practiced and seemed to have no issues. They should play vs. Jacksonville on Friday.

***Lamar Miller, who left practice with an ankle injury of some sort, was back today with his right ankle heavily taped. He started working and stopped midway through and was limping noticeably. Then he returned to practice for a couple of periods and left again near the end.

When it came time for the final team drill period, Daniel Thomas took the work in Miller's place.

***Rookie Dallas Thomas, who played at left tackle in the preseason opener, is over at right tackle now. And he's still struggling. Cameron Wake abused him on one pass rush situation that made it seem as if no one was blocking Wake. Coach Joe Philbin said Thomas's problem versus the Cowboys is that the opposing DE continually got better hand position on him and thus had better leverage against Thomas. That usually translates to a lineman getting knocked back on his posterior as Thomas was.

***Jorvorskie Lane, fighting for a roster spot, did not practice today with an unreported leg injury. It doesn't seem serious but he's looked in a tight competition for a roster spot so he really cannot afford to miss much time  ... John Jerry continues to rehab his knee on the side. He's in the third week of what is expected to be a four-week issue. One thing I'll say, he looks big.  

[Update: TE Kyle Miller, who caught a TD pass vs. Dallas Sunday night, was not at practice today because he has an ankle injury. It is not considered serious but he isn't playing at Jacksonville.]

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Right Flipper 72

And I am not talking about a play.

Hey, if the Fins had any confidence in TanneBust they wouldnt have given Moore the big contract.

While the 82 team was known for there killer be defense blah, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH It seems a great indicator of the tru greatness of that particular year compared to this version of those specific Cowboys teams under Tom Landry when Craig Morton was QB exactly 30 years before Johnson was head coach and isn't it unbelievable how if you add orton to Craig M it would spell Craig Morton and how smart am I for noticing this pattern BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. what do you and dooshie think oder?

Flipper,

Nobody is talking about Gays and Sucking. Why do you have to be the first one to resort to such levels.

We all know that you are the only one who actually enjoys to Suck Disk. The Big Black Floppy Ones.

So now some clown called 'Minnie' appears out of nowhere on this blog.First time blogger but we're lead to believe 'long time reader'. Yeah ok.

Dude, you have some serious, serious issues. You and your make believe group of followers.

Wood floor trailer trash................... Go suck your buddy Dashi's dick. Bend your buddy Odistank over and bob for dingleberries. Who the hell needs Charmin...

Posted by: LOVE FAKING 17-0-IN-YUR-ASS! | | August 07, 2013 at 10:53 PM

See, there you go again trying to project your inner desires onto me again.

I know your an old man but look around you. Society has accepted the homosexual community as equals. There is no more need to hide who you are!!
Please stop trying to live vicariously through your imagined encounters between blog members. Get on out there and find some willing young man to give a mustache ride!

Craig

is what pin says true are you really Morton?

Flipper ,Trolling since Spring 2008

You're a waste of my time dude. Go play with your make believe characters.

I'm out.......

Woodfloor ! I missed that masterpiece by 17-0 @10:53 thanx for reposting freakin hilarious ! ROTFFLMFAO !!

Hey Woodshit,

Too lazy to wipe again today?

Woodfloor ! I missed that masterpiece by 17-0 @10:53 thanx for reposting freakin hilarious ! ROTFFLMFAO !!

Posted by: I see U ! | August 07, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Your quite welcome YG. Anything to keep you entertained with yourself, because we both know you can't accept yourself enough to find the man of your dreams.

I'll be nice. I'll spoon feed the trolls some facts so they'll at least have a point of reference for their horse squeeze opinions. Tannehill had 5 INT's and 5 TD's the last 2 days. Here end the lesson for today. Absorb and consider if you can. LOL

time for a sign on ID change. I was truthhurts but I can't accept possibly being lumped in with the other poster "truth". Trollacide it is...facts kill trolls.

Hey Woodshit,

Too lazy to wipe again today?

Posted by: Elmo | August 07, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Hey Elmo. Good to see you again. How are things at home with the old lady?

Try again woodstain,

Go back and read the other page I even happened to post at exactly the same time as YG You and your little BJ club just don't get it do U ! Alot of us are sick of your non stop junk sucking, sheesh !


Posted by: You have been wrong for a long time | August 07, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Can spot Phony78 a mile away. Always complaining about changing screen names and use them more frequently than nearly anyone else here.

I'm sure glad Ross didnt get a handout from the taxpayers. He's a terrible owner.

Wood for trailer trash,

I have no need to waste precious "good time" in idle back and forth with you. It defeat the purpose of a great word called sanity.

Try again woodstain,

Posted by: I see U ! | August 07, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Totally not my fault bro! Tell your sister she needs to buy another brand of lipstick or wear none at all!

Plus, wood for trailer trash,you aklready admitted to me that you are no less than a bum.

Remember, you love blending in with local trailer trash while on vacation sporting a 40 in your hand.

You told me all I'll ever need to know about you. Trailer trash hick...

dIE bREAd iS RIGht cRAIG m iS pHONY WHO eAtS aNIMAL CraCKERs fOr dINner BECaUsE hIM TiNKS iT hAVes tHE pROtiEN AN cRAB HE neEDs

Wood for trailer trash,

I have no need to waste precious "good time" in idle back and forth with you. It defeat the purpose of a great word called sanity.

Posted by: LOVE FAKING 17-0-IN-YUR-ASS! | | August 07, 2013 at 11:13 PM

But I thought that was what you wanted? I figured you liked the bantering back and forth as it gave you many opportunities to talk about (thus visualize) male anus and penis. But now your telling me this isn't a "good time"? Make up your mind already.

17-0 @11:15,

You don't say Ole Woodchips is a 40 guy Huhh ! I bet his niece Ummm I mean girl brings a ghetto blaster to these howdowns for some cultured sounds of contemporary classics like Justin Beaver !

Circle-jerkers are pissed Armando want let them have this blog as their own private circle-jerk sanctuary. For that they even attack Armando too.

What I don't get is why wont this band of circle-jerker put together a circle-jerk collection, then start and fund their own "PRIVATE" circle-jerk domain.

Sill they're highly upset they are not allowed to "HIJACK" what is truly a "PUBLIC DOMAIN". Penniless and destitute they still want their own circle-jerking way.

Geesh, are they stupid to unbelief....

Wood shytmouth gag,

Are u in love with Dashe?

17-0

Keep telling it like it is Bro !

Posted by: I see U ! | August 07, 2013 at 11:22 PM


Greatest thing about Wood for Trailer Trash marriage to his niece, when they divorce, she'll still be his niece.....

They are still all family. Just saying.....

I see the BJ hipsters can dish but can't take it when the shoes on the other foot. Hmmmmm ??

Try again YG.

You are way off base with trailer park comments. I live in a 3 story home inside a gated community and rent out another property I own.

As far as drinks go, I enjoy Belgian style beers and Scotch Single Malts. I enjoy Laphroiag with just a touch of water over all others.

You see, I accomplished things that have allowed me to have free time to talk football. I didn't squander opportunities when they were presented to me. Maybe you could learn from me.

LOVE FAKING 17-0-IN-YUR-ASS! | | August 07, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Plus after the divorce his daughter will always still be a cousin.

YG, we ALL SEE U!

I bought myself a Dachshund couple of weeks ago. I called him Carlito Pelligro. Carlito and me were having so much fun until he choked and overdosed on peanut butter earlier today.

I'll miss you, Carlito.

Best weiner dog I've ever had.


17-0

Keep telling it like it is Bro !

Posted by: I see U ! | August 07, 2013 at 11:27 PM


Since Armando wont give the blog to them, they seek to intimidate any blogger who doesn't think, act, or 100% agree with their idea.

I ask all bloggers who are no part of this "CIRCLE-JERK" Gay Club. Please do not succumb to their bullying tactics to force you to leave. They are just a bunch of gonorrhea infested pusses....

Im with you 17-0. Do u know where i can find another good weiner dog so we can spend our days and nights together talking to ourselves and peanut buttering up our privates for rough animal sex?

Posted by: The Woodshed Gang | August 07, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Yeah right, behind a keyboard and I-phone we'e all baby Donald Trumps. Never really heard of "HOMES" being in a "gated community", unless they have value of one million dollars or more.

Next lie please.....

bizzArO, you write like a serial killer! RU1?

Posted by: The Woodshed Gang | August 07, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Oh, Im so sorry, now I get it.....

By "gated community" you meant your local fenced in city dump. By "3 story house" you meant 3 trailers one stacked atop the other.

Silly me, I can be sooooo......slow... at times.

oscar......sure, injuries happen because of poor conditioning but in the NFL they also (and mostly) happen because of wear and tear......violent sport where absurd collisions between big dudes are the norm--do you think poor conditioning caused Bo Jackson's injuries? RG3's? Adrian Peterson's? Jake Long's? Bush's a couple of years ago? Gronk look out of shape? Revis'?---no.....no.....no--all appear to be in phenomenal shape, to say the least, but suffered major injuries--rough sport, period.


Im with you 17-0. Do u know where i can find another good weiner dog so we can spend our days and nights together talking to ourselves and peanut buttering up our privates for rough animal sex?

Posted by: YGizzle | August 07, 2013 at 11:37 PM

When will the circle-jerkers ever learn to make a funny joke?

When will frogs grow wings so they don't have to bump their ass when they hop?

One thing I do love about the circle-jerkers:

All of these idiots think I'm smart I can be a genius at being 50 different personalities that feel the exact same way about them as I do.

Hey Geniuses, if I were that good, you would see both on the big and small screens. I would have a star on Hollywood Blvd idiots....

Sudden dead silence. Is it shift change for the Herald's hit crew? Hmmmmm...............

You know Breed all kidding aside I really hope your just some bored kid who reads alot of Football related history because the alternative is that your an adult who sits in front of a computer screen all day venting about his repressed sexuality through innuendo about rough gay sex while imagining and living in a fantasy world of his own creation.

I as the others took it for your idea of humor. Sick and gross but an attempt at humor, I'm not so sure anymore?? I really suggest you go back over the last Hr. of SICK-N-TWISTED B.S. you've posted and take a close look better yet print it and show it to someone you maybe/might know (a stretch your actively social) and get there impressions without telling them it's your handy work or maybe the mere thought scares the living hell out of you??!!

That's all I have to say now have at it with yourself posting away till you pass out or go blind from all the masturbation.

One thing I like about our staff, that is non-conforming to the rest of the league is that they will try any combination of players to evaluate them.
I am expecting more plus and neg from the upcoming preseason trials.
One thing's for certain--Thomas can't play LT anytime soon.


Im with you 17-0. Do u know where i can find another good weiner dog so we can spend our days and nights together talking to ourselves and peanut buttering up our privates for rough animal sex?

Posted by: YGizzle | August 07, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Will you ever be able to convey a single thought without turning it into a 50 volume encyclopedia.

The blog is waiting.......

I never read anything you write that's more than 2 sentences long. What an over-garbled mess that brain of yours is.....

Good Sense, that's what the coaching staff should do, during practices and preseason, try everyone and match them to where they will be most effective.

OOps..... That was meant for:

Posted by: fin4life | August 07, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Will you ever be able to convey a single thought without turning it into a 50 volume encyclopedia.

The blog is waiting.......

I never read anything you write that's more than 2 sentences long. What an over-garbled mess that brain of yours is.....


Posted by: Good Sense | August 07, 2013 at 11:53 PM

Thomas cant plat RT anytime soon. Wake owned him on the right side today.

Does anybody talk football here, or do we just find this blog as an ammusing forum to trash one another and make homosexual references. Let me know when some of you clowns want to discuss football. The rest of us might be interested. Goodnight

Is the silence of the voices uncomfortable for you Breed?? When you pass out and come back into consciousness are you missing increasingly larger gaps of time?? Or maybe the other prankster finally cut loose on his schtick while it's more than just C H I T S % GIGGLES to you?? Either way you've devolved to blog (I would say walking but you don't live in the relm of reality anymore) punchline! Your truly a pariah on here consider yourself cyber OJ and you only have yourself to blame!! Get help you pathetic sack! On second thought DIE BREED DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seems they're doing a sink or swim with Dallas Thomas. Not giving drowning man's chance for air to feel he's a rookie.

I can kind of see the point. No use wasting 3-4yrs to find out a guy's a bum...

YG,

I thought you were done wasting time responding to me. As it turns out, you are never really finished talking nonsense. Honestly, I feel sorry for you if the only validation you can get for being alive is blogging and agreeing with yourself about other posters.

You really need to get away from the computer and exercise or something somewhat productive.


Is the silence of the voices uncomfortable for you Breed?? When you pass out and come back into consciousness are you missing increasingly larger gaps of time?? Or maybe the other prankster finally cut loose on his schtick while it's more than just C H I T S % GIGGLES to you?? Either way you've devolved to blog (I would say walking but you don't live in the relm of reality anymore) punchline! Your truly a pariah on here consider yourself cyber OJ and you only have yourself to blame!! Get help you pathetic sack! On second thought DIE BREED DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: fin4life | August 08, 2013 at 12:02 AM

WOW.......................

Piss fin4loser off and he'll stop separating his paragraphs..........

How immature s it for a poster to tell another poster "to die".

What, do we have a bunch wannabe serial killers in here?

Is this how you get through life when things aren't going quite your way? You wish the world to die?

Some here have very serious maladjustment and "very grave" psychological issues.


I never read anything you write that's more than 2 sentences long. What an over-garbled mess that brain of yours is.....

Posted by: LOVE FAKING 17-0-IN-YUR-ASS! | | August 07, 2013 at 11:58 PM

All you have are your elementary put downs! At the end of the day there isn't a single thought worthy debate I haven't taken you to school on! Resent history alone were I schooled you on your HOF 70's QB Turdgeson or Pouncey's flexability at Guard were (who could forget your ignorance on display) you asked me if the idea of it all was an itchy feeling I had, LMFAO at how I own you CLOWN! I remind of these so those that read don't have to go to far back to get were I'm coming from others still know I OWN DYING BREED'S P U S S Y A SS!!!

On, your back on football I see. I think that Dallas Thomas has some potential. They are just trying to figure out what he does best this year. Maybe next year he can be a productive starter.


others still know I OWN DYING BREED'S P U S S Y A SS!!!

Posted by: fin4life | August 08, 2013 at 12:10 AM


Highly immature, but, at least youre not wishing another human being "TO DIE" over a "TRIVIAL BLOG".

R.I.P Carlito Pelligrooooooooooooo

It will be interesting to see what the finished product on our Oline is for the 1st game of the season.

Personally, I'm more intrigued with how we are using Dion Jordan. It looks like they are limiting his exposure to the run game and moving him around a lot on the field. He obviously can rush the passer but also is being utilized in coverage.

Also, Egnew seems to be gaining some steam. I hope he has finally turned the corner in his career.


You really need to get away from the computer and exercise or something somewhat productive.

Posted by: The Woodshed Gang | August 08, 2013 at 12:06 AM

You NAILED it earlier this would cut into his obsession with penis and male anus posting!

I think Philbin/Sherman loves throwing these young guys straight into the fire to find out what they really have.

Philbin doesn't seem he'll be the kind of hc who wastes 3-4yrs on unrealized potential.

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